Among its most successful international film and theatre production include Manon Lescaut (2019), La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini (2017), Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini (2016), Carmen by Georges Bizet (2015), Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci (2014), Rigoletto (2013), Norma (2012), Nabucco (2011), Turandot (2010), Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (Enrico Castiglione in his career has already make seven new production and two film, in 2008 and 2000), Aida (2009), Medea (2007), L’impresario teatrale di Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (2006), the rediscovery of Le Villi and Edgar, which are Giacomo Puccini’s first two works performed and recorded in 2004, Candide by Leonard Bernstein (2003), the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “love trilogy” comprising the three operas with Lorenzo Da Ponte’s Italian librettos, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così Fan Tutte (2001), Leonard Bernstein’s Mass/Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers at Vatican City (2000), transmitted several times by major television and cinemas networks in the world, as well as broadcast “live” worldwide in the cinemas. Many of his films are visible in streaming in hight definition on www.musicalia.tv and are released on DVD and BLU-RAY distributed worldwide by Pan Dream and Unitel.
The theatrical productions and scenes Enrico Castiglione are regularly staged in the most prestigious theaters in the world, including among the newest hits theatres in Athens, Hong Kong, Fuzhou, Beijing, Shenzen, Seul, Daegu, Barcelona, La Victoria, Manaos, Dijon, Paris and in the theatres of Ancient Rome in the archaeological sites of Mediterranean area as Taormina, Siracusa, Ostia Antica, Villa Adriana/Tivoli, Segesta, Catania, Aspendos.
It is certainly no easy feat to summarize in a few lines Enrico Castiglione’s career as a theatre director and stage designer, without neglecting his equally impressive track record as a television director and producer of mega concerts and official events with artists of the calibre of José Carreras, Lorin Maazel, Montserrat Caballé, Katia Ricciarelli, Cecilia Gasdia, Zubin Mehta, Renato Bruson and Mstislav Rostropovich.
Great success he obtained his film direction of Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies (and ouvertures) recorded in high definition at the Ancient Theater of Taormina with the conducting of Lorin Maazel (all visible in streaming in hight definition on www.musicalia.tv).
Then there is his résumé as the founder and artistic director of festivals and concert seasons of international scope. Enrico Castiglione is the founder of Festival Euro Mediterranean (Rome); founder in 1998, president and artistic director for many years of the Easter Festival held in Rome and in Vatican City; founder in 2009 and artistic director from the same year of the Festival Belliniano dedicated in Sicily to Vincenzo Bellini; founder and artistic director from many years of the Taormina Opera Festival at the Greek Theatre of Taormina in Sicily.
His many appointments include his role in the 2004 European Parliament commission to select the European cultural capitals; artistic director of the fifty Jubilee Concerts that His Holiness John Paul II commissioned for the 2000 Jubilee; artistic director of the 2000 opera season for Bari’s Teatro Petruzzelli; artistic director of the Easter festivals from 1998 to 2002; president of the international “Una Vita per la Musica” (A life for the Music) award, conferred each year for the career of great musical figures worldwide, president and artistic director of the international “Montserrat Caballé” opera competition held in Andorra, Spain, artistic director of Taormina Arte until 2015.
In addition to more than two hundred DVDs of his theatrical and television directions, his books include conversations with Leonard Bernstein, Una Vita Per La Musica (1989, translated into twelve languages); the most complete edition of the Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1991); the Letters of Gioachino Rossini (1992).